Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Charles Oakley Arrested For Allegedly Cheating At Las Vegas Casino

Charles Oakley Arrested For Allegedly Cheating At Las Vegas Casino

Playing alongside Patrick Ewing in New York, Oakley would go on to earn an All-Star selection and an All-Defensive first team nod while establishing himself as one of the NBA's toughest rebounders.

Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a statement.

In court documents related to the lawsuits, obtained by Newsday a year ago, the Aria said the 2010 skirmish merely was the latest example of bad behavior by Oakley in Las Vegas.

On Thursday, TMZ Sports reported Oakley tried to remove a $100 chip from a wager after realizing he was going to lose.

Oakley, whose career earnings are upward of $46 million per Basketball Reference, was confronted about the incident at the casino.

Security at the Cosmopolitan stopped Oakley, with the incident being recorded.

The state takes such crimes seriously, which is why Oakley is facing between 1 and 6 years in prison if convicted. The Clark County Detention Center confirmed Oakley had been arrested but has since been released. "This is not a significant matter and we expect it to be resolved quickly", Alex Spiro, Oakley's New York-based attorney, told ESPN.

Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988-98, helping them reach the NBA Finals.

Oakley was arrested on three counts of assault for his fight with the security guards and another for criminal trespassing. The charges against Oakley were later cleared as part of an agreement, which included banning him from the arena for a year.

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